Street and sidewalk closings for Academy Awards set-up begin late Sunday night

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A very popular block of Hollywood Boulevard is closed from Sunday at 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Tuesday, February 26 as crews set up for the 85th Academy Awards ceremony.

It’s time to build the press risers and fan bleachers, and roll out the red carpet at the Dolby Theater. All that happens along Hollywood Boulevard between Orange Drive and Highland Avenue. That block won’t reopen to cars until early next Tuesday morning.

The city of Los Angeles is also closing parts of Orange Drive and nearby Hawthorne Avenue. It won’t be much easier to get around on foot, because crews plan to close various sidewalks in the area at different times.

On Oscars Sunday, L.A. County Metro’s Red Line trains will skip the stop at Hollywood and Highland until the following morning at 6 a.m.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences provides this map and list of street shutdowns.

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